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Full Title: The Sound of Indo-European 3

Short Title: SIE 3
Location: Opava, Czech Republic
Start Date: 12-Nov-2014 - 14-Nov-2014
Contact: Roman Sukač
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://sounds-of-indo-european.webnode.cz/
Meeting Description: Institute of Czech language and Library Science, Silesian University in Opava
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages, Masaryk University in Brno

The Sound of Indo-European 3 will take place again in Opava, Czech Republic, from 12-14 November 2014. The conference follows in the line of the previous successful conference which has been held in Copenhagen and in Opava.

Phonetic, phonemic, and morphophonemic questions relating to either the Indo-European protolanguage and its prestages or to a specific branch of the Indo-European family.

Invited Speakers:

Birgit Anette Rasmussen (Olsen) - University of Copenhagen
Alwin Kloekhorst - Leiden University
Götz Keydana - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Conference Fee:

100 Euro. The participants will pay the fee in cash at the registration desk.

Organizing Committee:

Roman Sukač (Silesian University in Opava)
Ondřej Šefčík (Masaryk University in Brno)
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology
Subject Language Family: Indo-European
LL Issue: 25.228

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